if you dont know yourself, you wont love yourself, & if you dont love yourself-you wont RESPECT yourself....-PureBeauty


Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year-New Life

Happy New Year Beauties!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and be safe...Lets start the new year off right and be thankful for all the years we have had, good or bad, we have lived and we are still living, sooooo...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hair Bow =0)

Hey Beauties

So i am sure you have seen who have started this cute little trend of the hair bow, ms gaga =). I have seen alota youtube gurus redoing this hairstyle so i decided to give it a try lol..i think i did good...now i wouldnt rock this outside my house...hmmm, i think i wont, maybe with some hair down in the back..i dunno.. i just did this for fun though..enjoy the pics and i will have a video uploaded to youtube soon, see my baby girl, man she is growing up so fast, 16 months already=)...right now im going to bed...nite beauties


Sunday, December 26, 2010

OPI:: Passion 4 NY Fashion

Don't you love the name? Passion For NewYork Fashion. I can't wait to go to NY one day to shop...

Hope you all enjoyed your holiday!!!
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Christmas OOTD

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2 Year Hair Journey-Full APL

2 Year Hair Anniversary Update

i put in a black rinse as well in my hair...needed a color change lol.

products i used on my hair---the argan oil has made my hair soooo shiny...loves it!

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Hey Beauties. So this marks my 2 year hair journey so far, I can say that i am somewhat pleased. I didnt hit my goal of being BSL =( Im still full armpit length. But it has deff thicker and more fuller than my last relaxer. But overall, for the 2 years i am happy to have my hair healthy then damage. Healthy hair grows-Damage hair breaks. I hope to reach BSL by June of 2011. I HOPE or imma be really pissed off! SERIOUSLY LOL.

Also i am changing something major up too...I will be changing my protective styles. I will limit how much i wear my halfwigs. I have notice its stressing my hair that was left out on the top and has broken off a bit. So i will be doing flexis, curlformers, caruso, buns, and maybe drawstrings. Roller sets...hmmm...if i have that much time lol. But yes i am leaving the weave alone...or should i say i will try hard...its so easy lol. But i dont even know how it is to wear my own hair, i really havent in the pass two years...this will deff be a change for me.

I will be posting more pics and also a 2 year hair journey video asap...i will try my best today, but i have so much to do, cookings, xmas eve is tomorrow, i still have to help my husband put up toys for our babies, we are having family come over tomorrow to celebrate then xmas is Sat...so busy-busy-busy!!!! I pray everyone has a great Holiday and stay blessed, i love you all who supports me on my blog/youtube/kiss =)


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Argan Oil

Hey Beauties! Are you done doing X-Mas shopping? I am...finished today. Thank God.
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While i was out i had to go to Sallys to pick me up some shampoo and conditioner. Ill be doing my relaxer tomorrow, so ill post pictures up asap. Anywhoo...i decided to try the one 'n only Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner, since im in love with the oil, i really wanted to try their line. This line has no sulfates, phosphates, and its paraben free. Sallys are offering a great buy, now the shampoo and conditioner runs about 10 bucks each. But for the month of December when you buy either the argan oil curling iron, flat iron or blow dryer, you will get the argan oil trio set FREE, that includes the shampoo-conditioner-restorative mask. I ended up getting the curling iron (its infused with argan oil...nice), $33 bucks and got the trio free, if i would have got just the trio, i would have spent 30 bucks just on that alone. So as you can see i got a great deal....i love anything thats free =) I will do an update on these products and the curling iron as well.

*Happy Holidays*

xoxo PureBeauty

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Revlon Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy anyone??? Yummy right? Lol. No Revlon isn't making cotton candy now lol, but its the name of their nail polish... this color is a pretty pale pink. It also reminds me of the new barbie trend pink. I like it, its cute but do you know what I love? This nail polish actually smells like cotton candy!!! Yum!!! Warning you may catch me sniffing my finger nails now lmao
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Neutrogena: Acne Wash (Grapefruit)

Hey Beauties!

Are you looking for a great over the counter acne wash for your face with out breaking the bank? Well do i have a great product that i recommend....Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash in pink grapefruit. This product smells so good, it really wakes you up in the morning. Now i use mines 2xs a day, morning and nite follow by my moisturizer. I have been using this for about 3weeks now and i have notice a difference. My active acne are gone and all i have left are the blemishes (dark spots) which arent even bad like that, but im using Ambi for that right now and will be also picking up some lemons as well. Back to the acne wash...

This wash is great for sensitive skin ladies like myself...which cant handle a drop of Benzoyl Peroxide. So if you have sensitive skin, beware of using this on your face. However, Salicylic Acid is more gentle on your face and still helps treat your acne, but benzoyl peroxide gets deeper in the pores, but my face can not handle that. The Salicylic Acid has helped me alot though, and i love this product. Im half way through the bottle, use 2xs a day, started off with 1 pump each time now im using 2 pumps each time. This drys my face a little but not as bad as what Benzoyl Peroxide did...it was dry-cracked-burned, etc...=(

Product Info:

price range from 5-7bucks depending on your area

has microclear technology, clears breakouts, 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract

has salicylic acid of 2%

With an uplifting blast of grapefruit plus vitamin C. This unique formula clears blemishes and blackheads. Eliminates oil and dirt without over drying.

Please note i did purchase this product with my own money=)



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Miguel Ft. J. Cole - "All I Want Is You" (LIVE at Santos Party House, NYC)

This song has me hooked boy....me and my husband loooooves this song, amazing beat...loves it...*all i need is you*=)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hair Chat: Getting Ready For My Relaxer

Hey Beauties =) so today i washed my hair with my Aphogee Line, i love this line, and i have been using this for two years now. I always wash my hair like a week or so before my relaxer and when i do i use my Aphogee line (protein). Now since i am almost 17wks post, (when i will be relaxing on the 22nd), i have alot of new growth and its really hard to manage, so i have to blow dry my hair out that way when i do put in my relaxer its not going to be a mess. I had to detangle in sections, egh, it was alota work tonight i tell you....i couldn't go natural without doing the BC i tell you lol! Anyway, as you can tell by the pictures i have major shrinkage, MAJOR! I can not even run my fingers through my hair, nothing, not a comb, nada! lol. I cant wait to see where my length is at now...i wanted to be BSL, but i think i will be hitting that goal in March...so hopefully im touching BSL Dec 22 nd!!! Either way im happy, because honestly im way past what i thought my hair could grow, and right now my hair is healthier then it has ever been, and with healthy hair comes growth =) Oh yea in case you are wondering, yes i used a heat protectant in my hair when blowing it out, CHI.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

How to Fade Dark Spots

Hey Beauties... want to know how to fade those ugly dark spots from acne? Keep reading then =)

Now recently this has became a problem for me, i never broke out in my life, never had acne up until now. For me, its my hormones, its out of whack after having my daughter. So i have hormonal acne...sucks. But there are things that can help if you are like me and suffering from hormonal acne, you can go to your dermo and have them prescribe you some medicine or you can get on birth control to level your hormones out.

Now to treat the marks that the acne left...Dark Spots...
Exfoliation Scrubs
-loosens and removes dead skin cells
-makes your skin have a healthy glow and stimulates cell turnover
Skin Lighteners
-Hydroquinone is an effective treatment of dark spots and helps lighten dark spots over time
-always patch test your skin to make sure you are not allergic
Hydroxy Acids
-Works by loosening the "glue" that holds skin cells together
-Makes skin cells turnover so new, lighter cells come to the surface
-Makes skin bright over time, reduces blotchiness and gives a beautiful healthy even glow
Chemical Peels
-Work by sloughing layers of dead skin making fresh skin take its place
-peels give dramatic improvements in skin discoloration
-Should be done by a professional!
Micro Dermabrasion
-"SandBlast" top layer of skin away leaving fresh new skin to takes it place
-home micro dermabrasion kits gives results similar to professional spa treatments
How to Prevent Dark Spots?
Protect your skin from cuts
Stop your skin from getting irritated
Be very careful with your skin and don't pick or scratch
Protect your skin from the sun
Keep your dark spots from getting darker by using a high SPF sunblock
Blemish Free as easy as 1-2-3?
1. Wash with a medicated acne cleanser 2xs a day, keeps oils from hair and makeup off your face. Try to stay stress free, don't let acne stress you out. It will clear up.
2. Prevent new blemishes, don't stop using a product because your skin cleared up. Stick to what gives your skin results.
3. Treat dark spots by using fade cream or by getting light peels. Remember spots will Naturally fade over time but you can speed it up =)
Remember Beauties, Beauty starts from within.
xoxo PureBeauty

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hair Chat: Relaxer

Hey Beauties... so, as you can tell by the topic this is about a relaxer. I can't do it, I can not go natural. I really dont have what it takes and honestly this is something I should have considered when I began my hair journey almost 2 years ago when my hair was NL. I should have did the BC! But since starting this journey my hair is healthy, thick and longer then what my intentions were. So me cutting off all my hard work and time....I can not and will not do it. I love the thought of being natural ... I remember my hair being so curly and beautiful ...but im thankful and happy for my hair now. Because I would have never knew I could be where I am now..thanks to KISS! So with that being said I will be relaxing on Dec 22nd and posting pics as well as a 2 year hair journey video on my youtube. This is something you don't want to miss... im super excited! You will be shock to see my before pics and what my first" goal" was.....im so pass that its crazy lol. :)
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Usher OMG Concert Pictures










as promised..... check my youtube out for videos


usher omg!!!

Hey beauties so I had to take a minute to let you know the concert was sooooooo good! Omg! I have tons of pics and videos! I will try to have it up by tomorrow. But I had a blast, loooooved it! Usher is so amazing... and no I didn't get picked to go up on stage lol, some girl that had vip Package tickets got to go so um yea next time I WILL be getting the vip tickets and spending the extra 250, vip tickets are 500+ so yea ill be saving till next time lmfao!I need to be able to meet him, just once in my life, just want a hug and a picture with him lol. Yes its that serious, ad yes i will be dishing out the money for that ticket. I love Usher! Miguel was so cute, he performed so good, how old is he? Ooommmggg Trey Songz... wow ok!!! Just wow! Can't wait to show you all some clips! Love ya Usher!!! You was worth it baby! Muah

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ELF: Zit Zapper

Hey Beauties!

I must say for a buck you just cant lose, this product by elf is amazing. And did i mention its only a buck lol. All you do is apply it on your blemish before bed, and when you wake up your little intruder on your face shall be gone or would have diminished alot. I applied it before i went to bed on my intruder lol, and when i woke up it was gone. AMAZING right, and its only a dollar lol. Bad news though...if you go online right now its sold out...but keep checking back. click the link> ELF


this contains Salicylic Acid, this is the key ingredient, also it has tea tree oil, hazel, and camphor. It helps prevent acne, reduce that redness & swelling...minimize pores and help clears skin.

This product is one of my faves now, and you do get a nice amount for a buck. Well worth it.

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